28th May 2012
Hello everyone, have a read of our feature in the Sunday Times!!
The best holidays for kids only…. Looking for the perfect trip for you and the kids? Don’t bother. Pack them off on their own summer adventure Jeremy Lazell Published: 27 May 2012
Once upon a time, the summer holidays stretched and yawned like a six-week prison sentence — and that was just for parents. Now, kids-only summer camps give you the chance to unwind at home, or on your own holiday, while they climb, ride, surf, sail, fish, dog-sled along glaciers, learn how to DJ, train to become spies — and make lots of new mates. They won’t be stuck for things to talk about when school starts, and you might just finish reading that book.
Alpine action, Switzerland International Camp Suisse (0845 519 1031, www.campsuisse.com) draws children from more than 40 countries to its camp in Torgon, a pretty Alpine resort 3,600ft above Lake Geneva. Run by Brits, with English as the first language, it offers one- or two-week programmes for children aged 7-17, with eight hours of language tuition and a menu of adventures, including rock-climbing, river-rafting and husky-sledding on a glacier. A week costs £910pp, a fortnight £1,780pp, full-board, including transfers, but not flights. Airlines flying to Geneva with an unaccompanied-minor service include British Airways (0844 493 0787, ba.com) and Swiss International Air (0845 601 0956, swiss.com); this costs £32 extra each way.